August 07, 2020
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Massachusetts wants to keep taxing telecommuters from N.H., stirring up a new kind of border war

Mass. Department of Revenue faces criticism for collecting income tax on out-of-state workers stuck at home. But it's a broader issue for remote work.

Jon Chesto ,

The Boston Globe

The revenue department initially indicated it would collect income taxes in this manner from out-of-state residents until Baker lifted the state of emergency, according to Eileen McAnneny, president of the business-backed Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. She said her group suggested to the state agency that employers would need more advance notice, and advocated for a definitive conclusion for that reason — a suggestion reflected in the updated guidance issued by the department in July.